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  1. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Sep 6, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    In addition to the box scores, I also watched Bill Clinton last night. No matter what your politics, I hope we can agree that Clinton makes everyone want to listen to their “Siamese Dream” cassette and drive around in their Chevy Cavalier, waiting for their pager to blow up.  Anyway: Nationals 9, Cubs 1: Gio…

  2. Matt Kemp back in Dodgers’ lineup Friday

    Aug 31, 2012, 7:28 PM EDT

    Matt Kemp Getty

    Matt Kemp gave the Dodgers quite a scare when he crashed into the center field fence at Coors Field on Tuesday night, but after sitting out Wednesday and Thursday, he’s back in the starting lineup tonight against the Diamondbacks. Kemp ended up suffering a bruised right knee from the collision while a precautionary CAT scan…

  3. It’s closed-door meeting time for the Dodgers

    Aug 31, 2012, 1:30 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    You know who doesn’t have closed-door meetings? Teams on the right track: Immediately after the game, Mattingly held a closed-door clubhouse meeting that lasted several minutes so that the players, he said, could discuss “where we’re at and where do we want to go?” “We’ve got to do better,” Mattingly said. “I continue to believe…

  4. Mike Trout is first rookie with 25 HR, 40 SB

    Aug 29, 2012, 2:42 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    In going deep again Tuesday night, Mike Trout became the 33rd player ever and first rookie to hit 25 homers and steal 40 bases in a season. Trout, who just turned 21 this month, is also the youngest to accomplish the feat. Trout is one of 10 players with 25 HR-40 SB seasons since 2000: Vladimir Guerrero…

  5. Matt Kemp rests after MRI exam, CAT scan show good news

    Aug 29, 2012, 12:48 PM EDT

    matt kemp dodgers

    Matt Kemp is out of the Dodgers’ lineup today after injuring his knee and jaw crashing into the center field wall last night, but the news is actually pretty good. Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times reports that an MRI exam on his knee and a CAT scan on his jaw both showed no…

  6. And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 29, 2012, 6:07 AM EDT

    Stephen Strasburg

    Major League Baseball celebrated Otherwise Good Teams Get Shut Out Night last night. It was quite festive. Marlins 9, Nationals 0: Look, maybe this will start a conversation no one thinks we’d ever have about an ace pitcher on a first place team, but maybe the Nationals should consider shutting Stephen Strasburg down (5 IP,…

  7. Matt Kemp crashes into center field fence; suffers knee contusion, sent for X-rays on jaw

    Aug 28, 2012, 10:40 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    UPDATE: The Dodgers just announced that Kemp left the game with a right knee contusion and was taken for precautionary X-rays on his jaw. He doesn’t have any concussion symptoms, so it sounds like he won’t have to miss much time. 9:54 PM: Matt Kemp crashed into the center field fence at Coors Field last…

  8. Remember that $42 million outfielder the Dodgers signed in June?

    Aug 28, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Yasiel Puig

    Neither do they, apparently. A couple of weeks after locking up Andre Ethier, the Los Angeles Dodgers gave Cuban defector Yasiel Puig a seven-year, $42 million contract in June. Now, as a result of the weekend’s megadeal with the Red Sox, it’s hard to see where he’s ever going to fit in. 1B Adrian Gonzalez…

  9. Adrian Gonzalez homers in his first at-bat with the Dodgers

    Aug 25, 2012, 9:42 PM EDT

    adrian gonzalez reuters

    The party is most definitely on in Chavez Ravine. New Dodgers first baseman Adrian Gonzalez strutted to the plate to a rousing standing ovation in his first at-bat Saturday night at Dodger Stadium and connected for a three-run homer on the second pitch he saw from Marlins starter Josh Johnson. The Dodgers lead 4-1 at…

  10. Adrian Gonzalez to hit cleanup in Dodgers debut tonight

    Aug 25, 2012, 6:04 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez Getty

    Matt Kemp was nice enough to pass along the lineup card for tonight’s game between the Marlins and Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. The newly-acquired Adrian Gonzalez is indeed in the starting lineup and will bat cleanup against right-hander Josh Johnson. And to think, just two months ago the Dodgers were using Juan Rivera in the…

  11. Breaking down the Red Sox-Dodgers megadeal

    Aug 24, 2012, 8:32 PM EDT

    Adrian Gonzalez

    If FOXSports.com’s Jon Morosi is correct, the Red Sox and Dodgers have agreed to the following nine-player deal: To L.A.: Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto To Boston: Rubby De La Rosa, Allen Webster, Jerry Sands, Ivan De Jesus, James Loney It’s not official yet, as the Red Sox still need Crawford and…

  12. The 2012 and 2013 Dodgers if the megadeal goes through

    Aug 24, 2012, 6:45 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez, Matt Kemp, Shane Victorino

    Assuming the Josh Beckett-Adrian Gonzalez-Carl Crawford trade gets done, here’s what the Dodgers are going to look like as they go down the stretch in 2012 and what the Opening Day 2013 lineup could look like: 2012 Rotation: Clayton Kershaw Chad Billingsley Chris Capuano Josh Beckett Aaron Harang Lineup: LF Shane Victorino 2B Mark Ellis…

  13. Matt Kemp is really fighting it

    Aug 21, 2012, 8:22 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Dodgers v Atlanta Braves

    It’s no shame to go hitless against Madison Bumgarner on a night like he had last night. And slumps certainly happen. But Matt Kemp is in a pronounced slump right now, and with the Dodgers sliding out of first place after last night’s loss to San Francisco, they need him to figure it out. Kemp…

  14. Dodgers manager Don Mattingly suspended two games for arguing with umpires

    Aug 18, 2012, 4:01 PM EDT

    Don Mattingly AP

    According to Steve Dilbeck of the Los Angeles Times, Dodgers manager Don Mattingly has been suspended two games by MLB for arguing with umpires during Thursday’s game against the Pirates. Bench coach Trey Hillman will manage the final two games of the team’s weekend series against the Braves. Thursday’s incident started after Matt Kemp was…

  15. And That Happened: Thursday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 17, 2012, 5:30 AM EDT

    Chipper Jones

    Braves 6, Padres 0: Chipper Jones with two mammo yicketties on Chipper Jones bobblehead night. One of his homers was his 2,700th career hit. Say what you want about the guy, but he has always had a flair for the dramatic and has always risen to the occasion. Even kinda lame occasions like bobblehead nights.…

  16. Matt Kemp gets ejected, bumps an ump

    Aug 16, 2012, 5:10 PM EDT

    kemp getty

    Matt Kemp may soon get a couple of involuntary days off and may find his wallet lighter.  Because in today’s Dodgers-Pirates game he (a) started arguing balls and strikes with the ump; (b) was ejected; and (c) apparently bumped the ump a bit during the confrontation. Don Mattingly came out of the dugout when the Kemp-ump…

  17. Eric Young had an inside the park homer. Yawn.

    Aug 9, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    Eric Young Inside the Park

    I know I mention this a couple of times a year and I know it makes me sound like a big freakin’ crank, but I’ll say it again anyway: most inside the park homers are lame. Case in point: Eric Young had one last night in the Rockies-Dodgers game. Video here. The picture to the…

  18. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Aug 9, 2012, 5:40 AM EDT

    Jose Reyes

    Marlins 13, Mets 0: Well, that one got out of hand. Chris Young was beaten like a red headed stepchild (can we still say that?), allowing two homers and four RBI to Giancarlo Stanton and a mess of runs to everyone else. Jose Reyes extends his hitting streak to 26 games. Giants 15, Cardinals 0:…

  19. Surging Diamondbacks sweep Dodgers in Los Angeles

    Aug 1, 2012, 6:27 PM EDT

    Patrick Corbin

    The Dodgers remade their lineup Wednesday to fit in new arrival Shane Victorino, but it led to just two hits — one off the bat of starter Stephen Fife — as the Diamondbacks won 4-0 to complete a three-game sweep in Los Angeles. Manager Don Mattingly, too often limited to one or two quality hitters…

  20. Phillies send Shane Victorino to Dodgers for pair of pitchers

    Jul 31, 2012, 12:10 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v St. Louis Cardinals

    For the past week rumors have been swirling about the Phillies offering up Shane Victorino for bullpen help. They were reportedly turned down by the Reds for Logan Ondrusek, but today they found a taker and sent Victorino to the Dodgers for reliever Josh Lindblom, pitching prospect Ethan Martin, and a player to be named…

  21. Hanley Ramirez starts at third in Dodgers debut

    Jul 25, 2012, 6:07 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    The suspicion was that Hanley Ramirez would play shortstop in Los Angeles with Dee Gordon on the disabled list, but he is starting at third tonight against the Cardinals in his Dodger debut. His spot in the lineup is as predicted; he’s batting fifth behind Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier for now. Ramirez hasn’t had…

  22. The Dodgers and Phillies may not be done yet

    Jul 25, 2012, 1:02 PM EDT

    Shane Victorino

    The Phillies signed Cole Hamels. The Dodgers traded for Hanley Ramirez and may still yet snag Ryan Dempster.  But Ken Rosenthal says that they may hook up for some more deadline dealing: Source: #Dodgers deal for Victorino or Pence possible even if team gets Dempster along with H. Ramirez. LA has been in talks with…

  23. Dodgers swing for fences, land Hanley Ramirez from Marlins

    Jul 25, 2012, 3:11 AM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez

    The Dodgers are flush with cash and aren’t afraid to use it. As first reported by Tim Brown of Yahoo! Sports, they acquired third baseman Hanley Ramirez and left-hander Randy Choate from the Marlins late Tuesday night in return for right-handers Nathan Eovaldi and Scott McGough. It’s a modest price to play for a guy…

  24. Johan Santana has a 6.54 ERA since his no-hitter

    Jul 20, 2012, 8:47 PM EDT

    Johan Santana Getty

    Johan Santana‘s struggles continued tonight against the Dodgers, as he was chased after being knocked around for six runs over just three innings. It matched the second-shortest start of his career. Santana gave up seven hits in all, including a two-run homer to Matt Kemp in the first inning and a two-run homer to Luis Cruz…

  25. Settling the Score: Friday’s results

    Jul 14, 2012, 8:56 AM EDT

    Mark Ellis Getty

    Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier were back in the Dodgers’ starting lineup last night, but it was Mark Ellis who played hero. Ellis, who recently returned after missing six weeks due to emergency surgery on his leg, delivered a go-ahead two-run homer off Clayton Richard in the bottom of the sixth inning as part of…

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